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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ryanj68763, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. ryanj68763

    ryanj68763 Newbie

    I have been smoking for 5 years or so, but just deer sausage. I currently own a MES. I have used this smoker for 2 years, and about 500lbs of sausage (plus one turkey). Well it was full of ring bolonga, and the element went out. Master built says that the electric element is non-replaceable, and that I have to buy a whole new cabinet. Well I am now thinking that I don't want to have electric smoker because in my price range the MES is the only smoker that I have found that is well liked, and I want to start doing other types of meat and can't have that element broke all the time. So my question is with a gas smoker will the sausage turn out ok at the temps that a gas smoker will stay at (200-225 from what I have been told)? If so does anyone have expierence with smoke hollow smokers at smoker would come highly rated? Also how do gas smokers work when it is windy? Any info is welcome. Thanks in advance.
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. I don't have a gas smoker, but someone will be along shortly who does. Take a look around and check out all the great information that is here.
  3. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! I am pretty new to smoking but from peoples suggestions here I bought a gosm and am very happy with it. You can order them online from walmart. They sell 2 models one for $99 and one for $157. Definately get the $157 dollar one.
  4. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cant help on the gas, but welcome.
  5. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. Yes, you will be fine with a gas smoker. I do quite a bit of sausage in mine without problems. Just make sure you get the larger size (ie. 24" wide). I can do 15 pounds of Polish sausage at one time in my Smoke Vault.
  7. Welcome, from one Newbie to the next...Prepare to be amazed!
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Ryan! Glad to have you aboard. :)
  9. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA.....I have a GOSM and they are great smokers for the money.
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to have you here at the SMF. Take your time in researching a future smoker, worth the wait.
  11. rejii

    rejii Smoke Blower

    welocome to the forum!
  12. spyx

    spyx Newbie SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. You have joined the right place and you will find tons of information on the site.
  13. coaster

    coaster Newbie

    Hello Folks,

    Just purchased MasterBuilt Digital Smokehouse Model # 20070508 from my local Sam’s Club.

    Been smoking for a couple of years – previously using Brinkman Smokers (Charcoal, Electric, and Gas), which I never was satisfied with because I found myself always having to make temperature adjustments and could never obtain consistent results.

    One of my neighbors has a 30-inch MasterBuilt Digital Smokehouse and I was impressed with his results – he just sets the temperature/time and never had to be constantly making adjustments to obtain excellent results.

    That’s what influenced in purchasing the MasterBuilt Digital Smokehouse Model # 20070508.

  14. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard! Could you just get an electric hot and stick in it if you like the smoker?
  15. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the forum! Lot's of helpful folks here...
  16. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, I have had my MES since may 2008 and I love it. Good luck.

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